Awesome Homemade Tin Man Costume

Homemade Tin Man Costume

Our group decided to go out dressed as characters from the Wizard of Oz. I decided to be the Tin man. I made the main parts of my Homemade Tin Man Costume with tag board and brads and painted them with silver spray-paint. I found long silver skirt that I cut and sewed into pants … Read more

Coolest Homemade Wizard of Oz Costume

Homemade Wizard of Oz Costume

This homemade Wizard of Oz costume idea was last minute that came together well. All costumes were homemade (except Dorothy) by the people wearing them. This was Halloween 2009. Glinda costume, Tin-man costume, Scarecrow costume, Witch costume. We had a lot of fun and took a lot of pics. Tin-man was made of thin cardboard … Read more

Awesome Homemade Scarecrow Costume

Scarecrow Costume

I just used a sweat suit (it’s warm). Felt for the patches and markers to draw the stitches. I cut the cuffs off of the shirt and leave the cuffs on the pants (again for warmth). At the wrists and ankles I tied raffia (around the fabric it’s itchy). The hat is a basket for … Read more

Lion Costume #7

I came up with this costume idea last year when my grandson was 1-year old and too small for a standard costume. I figured this year he could probably pull it off so I made it and I am so glad I did because he looks so cute.

Coolest Homemade Toto Dog Costume

Homemade Toto Dog Costume

My children decided they wanted the family to do the Wizard of OZ theme this year for Halloween. We certainly did not want to leave the dog out of the Halloween festivities (or at least not the pictures). For this homemade Toto Dog costume I used a beat up old wicker basket that we had … Read more

Coolest Tin Man Costume

Coolest Tin Man Costume 10

I chose to make the Tin Man for my 2011 costume since he is truly one of the most recognizable of characters for people of all ages. I mean, who has NOT seen the Wizard of Oz? My Tin Man “Tinny” stands 9 feet tall, has LED lights which I later changed out for Neon … Read more

Coolest Homemade Dorothy and Wizard of Oz Group Costume

Homemade Dorothy and Wizard of Oz Group Costume

This is a Dorothy and Wizard of Oz Group Costume. I made Dorthy’s gingham dress from a simple dress pattern. For more effect I added a shiny white sateen for blouse. I made the balloon from colored netting. I inflated about 65 balloons with helium to inflate the balloon. I made the basket from wire … Read more

Cool Scarecrow Costume

Scarecrow Costume

I am a frugal mother who was not paying big bucks for a “wear it once” costume for my 10 month old son. I decided to do a scarecrow costume because I knew I could do it in such a way that he was (1) warm and (2) comfortable and (3) could be strapped into … Read more

Lion Costume #8

One day, I was just browsing through the costumes at the local thrift shop. I came across a short lion costume (no legs, no arms, just a body with tail and hood). It was only $6, so I bought it. Originally, I had planned to just allow my daughter to use it as a costume … Read more

Coolest Lion Costume

Luke the Baby Lion Costume

Luke is an 8 month old living in Wichita, KS. He has been crawling for 2 months now, and has quite the cute growl…..that was the inspiration for this costume! His mommy made him a lion costume, complete with faux fur body suit, tail and mane. The feet were reinforced with quilting batting to make … Read more

Coolest Wicked Witch DIY Halloween Costume

Wicked Witch DIY Halloween Costume

Wicked Witch of the West! This classic Wicked Witch DIY Halloween costume was homemade. I followed pattern for the dress but improvised for the cape and added the “wrap” for the hat. The hat and broom were the only store bought items. Professional green makeup was spread over a nose and chin prosthetic piece to … Read more

Coolest Homemade Wizard of Oz Group Costumes

Homemade Wizard of Oz Group Costumes

My friends and I love the Wizard of Oz and we wanted to dress as a group last year so we all went as different Wiz characters! Everyone except for Dorothy got their costume at Goodwill and modified it or used pieces of their own wardrobe, I’ll elaborate a little… Scarecrow – Neon Green Blouse … Read more

Coolest Scarecrow Costume

The Cutest Scarecrow Costume

This year my daughter decided she wanted to be a scarecrow? It sounded simple enough, right? First I searched my house for items I could use. For what I didn’t have, I bought from a thrift store. Following are some items you will need for a scarecrow costume: Straw hat Old jeans Plaid/flannel shirt Straw … Read more

Wizard of Oz Costume

This all started because we were the Spirit Committee at work. So we needed to come up with an idea that would include us all for Halloween. We finally decided on the Wizard of Oz. So we each made our own Wizard of Oz costumes (with some help from each other of course) Let’s start … Read more

Cool Homemade Lion Costume

Homemade Lion Costume

This Homemade Lion Costume is a simple PJ pattern out of fake fur for the body. Loops of polar fleece attached to a detachable collar fill out the mane. More polar fleece loops attached around the ears for the main mane. A long tail with bells and a bow fill out the costume – that’s … Read more

Fun Wizard of Oz Group Costume

Homemade Wizard of Oz Group Costume

We’re the Homemade Wizard of Oz Group Costume with the Lady Lion! We made these costumes entirely with the exception of the scarecrow shirt and pants – but we added straw onto the costume and embellished it to look more life-like. We attended the Shining Ball at the infamous haunted Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, … Read more

Coolest Homemade Scarecrow from Wizard of Oz Costume

Homemade Scarecrow from Wizard of Oz Costume

My children decided they wanted the family to do the Wizard of OZ theme this year for Halloween. After checking out store bought costumes I decided I could make a much better homemade Scarecrow from Wizard of Oz costume for a much cheaper price. I used an old pair of brown pants and an old … Read more

Coolest Scarecrow Halloween Costume

Who let the crows out?

Being in our mid forties with the kids grown and out of the house my wife and I find ourselves being more impulsive every day. We’ve begun to live by the adage that you don’t stop playing because you grow older, you grow older because you stop playing. So, quite out of the blue, we … Read more

Wizard of Oz Costume

Here’s our family Wizard of Oz costumes. For Dorothy, I bought the material at WalMart and made an apron at the top with a skirt at the bottom. She wore a plain t-shirt under it. I bought the shoes at WalMart also. I used leftover material to put ties in her hair. For the Scarecrow, … Read more

The Coolest Homemade Boy Lion Costume

Homemade Boy Lion Costume

This homemade boy lion costume was originally made for a costume-party my daughter was invited to when she was 7, and was meant to be a mouse-costume. That was what she requested, a mouse-costume with a long tail,and also what she got. She was very pleased and it made a success at the party, as … Read more

Dorothy – Wizard of Oz Costume

Wizard Of Oz Costume

After watching the Wizard of Oz more times than I care to recall, my daughter announced she wanted to be Dorothy for Halloween. Since I’m able to sew a bit, I decided against purchasing a poorly constructed pre-made non-washable costume in favor of making a dress that could actually be worn again! The pattern was … Read more

Coolest Hand-Crafted Wizard of Oz Group Costumes

Homemade Wizard of Oz Group Costume

There was actually 12 of us all of us, different characters from Wizard of Oz but I cant find that picture of the Wizard of Oz Group Costume right now. I made the wicked witch just using a Simplicity pattern. The little flower munchkin was also from a pattern. For the lollipop guild I found … Read more